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Censorship in America: Hate Speech Overview

Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristic. In law, hate speech is

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Copyright Censorship versus Free Speech and Human Rights; Excessive Fines and the Eighth Amendment

Written by Stephan Kinsella In a recent Techdirt post, France: Copyright Is More Important Than Human Rights, Mike Masnick points out that France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, “a strong supporter of more draconian copyright laws, … has also been talking about the

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

Just over a month after France enacted a controversial face-veil ban, the government says it has detained several dozen women wearing the veils, but that enforcing the legislation appears to be going smoothly. From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Argentina Orders Google To Censor Suggested Searches

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France’s Veil Ban Goes Into Effect

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   France becomes the first country to enforce a ban against the niqab, or Muslim face veil Monday, when new legislation comes into force. Friday prayer service at Fraternite — or Brotherhood – Mosque

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Jan 3, 1990: Noriega Surrenders to U.S.

On this day in 1990, Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the

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Dec 1, 1990: Chunnel Makes Breakthrough

Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 1, 1990, 132 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening the size of a car through a wall of rock. This was no ordinary hole–it connected the two ends of an underwater

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